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Exodus 19:4 (a) How wonderfully our Lord took care of Israel through those rough days in the wilderness. They should have been at ease in their hearts and minds, as the baby bird is at rest on the mother's back. There should have been no fear. (See Deuteronomy 32:11).

Ruth 2:12 (a) In this sweet way is described the precious feeling of comfort, rest and safety that is experienced by those who trust their lives to the Lord of glory, and rest their souls in His care. (See also Psalm 17:8; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 91:4).

Proverbs 23:5 (a) Wealth, money and riches certainly do disappear, sometimes gradually, and sometimes suddenly. We may start out with a big bank account, but it gradually gets smaller and smaller until the tiny bit that is left disappears. This is as the eagle flies. It also gets smaller and smaller to the vision until it is lost in the skies. The eagle on our dollar certainly acts like this.

Ezekiel 1:6 (b) These wings are emblematic of the great activity of the Lord JESUS, and the speed with which He works His will. This is indicated in the Gospel of Mark, the "servant" book, where we find the words "immediately," "at once," "forthwith," "straightway," as they occur constantly throughout that Gospel. (See also Revelation 4:8).

Ezekiel 10:12 (a) These are the same wings referred to in Ezekiel 1:6. The eyes indicate that these wings of power, speed and purpose are guided by the omniscience of the Holy Spirit who sees and knows, who directs and guides in all the activities of the Lord JESUS.

Ezekiel 17:3 (b) The wings mentioned on these two eagles described in the passage represent speed, swiftness and ability in progress. These two kings (of Egypt and of Babylon) conquered easily and quickly the people of Israel, as the hawk swoops down onto its prey.

Daniel 7:4 (b) The lion represents the King of Babylon, and the wings represent the power and swiftness, as well as the ease with which this king operated his kingdom and conquered his enemies.

Daniel 7:6 (b) The leopard represents the King of Greece, Alexander the Great. The four wings represents the four generals who enabled him to fly from country to country in conquering power swiftly and speedily. The leopard is one of the swiftest of beasts, and when the wings are added it is to tell that he was unusually swift, and acted with unusual speed. History confirms this.

Zechariah 5:9 (b) It may be that the two women represent Israel and Judah. The wings undoubtedly represent their ability to undertake great matters, and to carry heavy loads in their program, and to succeed in establishing a mighty work in their own land. The stork has very large wings capable of carrying heavy burdens.

Malachi 4:2 (a) This type probably informs us that when our blessed Lord returns to heal the hurt that exists everywhere on this earth it will be with quickness and suddenness. The seraphim flew with the live coal to Isaiah. The father ran to greet the prodigal son. GOD hurries with His blessings. "The king's business requireth haste." 1 Samuel 21:8.

Revelation 12:14 (b) This mysterious passage is not clearly understood. The woman undoubtedly is Israel. The wings probably represent speed and ability to overcome obstacles and hindrances. The wilderness probably refers to desolate places where the Jews are driven during that period. One cannot dogmatize on the meaning of this passage.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Wing'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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